HC Deb 29 February 1944 vol 397 cc1244-5
47. Viscount Hinchinģbrooke

asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will appoint an additional member to the Television Committee to represent the interests of the user.

Mr. Attlee

This Committee is an official one which is primarily concerned with technical matters. It would not be appropriate, nor at this stage is it necessary, to add representatives of outside interests.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Will this Committee report to this House in due course, and if so, when may that report be expected?

Mr. Attlee

Perhaps my hon. Friend will put that Question down.

Viscount Hinchinģbrooke

Has this Committee anything whatever to do with the future of television; and if it has some- thing to do with the future of television does not the right hon. Gentleman think the Committee should have on it members representing the general public and their interests?

Mr. Attlee

It is a purely technical Committee.